Posted By:Willard Saunders
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Subject:Re: Peter Passwater & Rachel Coverdale
Post Date:February 16, 2010 at 17:00:34
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I found no mention of a Peter Passwater in the genealogy of Richard Coverdill of Sussex Co., DE (below.) However,the surname Passwater is mention and might be of use to you.


THE RICHARD COVERDILL FAMILY
1. RICHARD COVERDELL (COVERDALE), m. Elizabeth (N).
Richard Coverdell [Coverdale], yeoman, d. leaving a will dated 10 Feb
1770, proved 6 Feb 1771. Heirs: wife Elizabeth; sons John, Richard, Israel and
Matthew Coverdell; daus. Mary, Sarah, Jean [Jane], Rosannah and Elizabeth.
Extrs., wife Elizabeth and son Israel. Witnessed by Warren Burrough, David
Passwaters, Charles Polk, Jr. {SCP Arch. A67: 94-95; Reg. of Wills: B: 421-422} [Note:
{SCP Arch. A67: 95} shows the estate was settled June 8, 1785 by Israel Coverdale,
surviving Extr].
Richard Coverdell and Elizabeth (N) were the parents of JOHN;
RICHARD; ISRAEL; MATTHEW; MARY; SARAH; JEAN (JANE);
ROSANNAH; ELIZABETH.

Second Generation
2. JOHN COVERDALL, probable son of Richard (1) Coverdell and Elizabeth
(N), m. Jennifer (N).
John Coverdall d. leaving a will dated 5 Nov 1787, proved 22 Nov
1787. Heirs: wife [Jennifer] Coverdall; sons Samuel, William, Isaac, Richard
and John Coverdall; daus. Susanna, Phebe and Hessie Coverdall; grandson Levi
Coverdall. Extrs., sons Samuel and William Coverdall. Witnessed by Rebeckah
Douce, Aaron Bloxam, John Lofland. {SCP Arch. A67: 81; Reg. of Wills: D: 158-159}
John Coverdall and Jennifer (N) were the parents of SAMUEL;
WILLIAM; ISAAC, RICHARD; JOHN; SUSANNA; PHEBE; HESSIE.
3. ISRAEL COVERDALE, son of Richard (1) Coverdell and Elizabeth (N), m.
Rachel (N).
In 1785, Israel Coverdale appeared on the assessment rolls of
Nanticoke Hundred. {Scharf: LXXIII}
Israel Coverdale, yeoman, d. leaving a will dated 5 Feb 1795, proved 3
March 1795. Heirs: wife Rachel Coverdale; sons Richard, Israel, William, Eli,
Boaz and Purnel Coverdale; dau. Elizabeth Ratcliff. Extrs., wife Rachel
58
Coverdale and sons Richard, Israel and William Coverdale. Witnessed by John
Polk, Richard Passwaters, Mary Passwaters. {SCP Arch. A67: 76; Reg. of Wills: E: 25-
26} [Note: -{SCP Arch. A67: 76} mentions Minus Ratcliff, husband of Elizabeth
Coverdale Ratcliff; also shows the estate was settled by Boaz Coverdale, D. B.
N., C. T. A.]
Rachel Coverdill d. leaving a will dated 8 Aug 1800, proved 7 Oct
1800. Heirs: daughter Elizabeth Ratclift [Ratcliff]; son Purnal Coverdill. Extrs.
sons Israel and Ely Coverdill. Witnessed by Elizabeth Paswaters, John Polk,
Sally Carr. {SCP Reg. of Wills: E5: 266}
In the Sussex Co. Orphans


Ralph and Catherine Beverly, 'Colonial Families of Delaware', Volume 11 (Lewes, DE:Colonial Roots